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    Persuasive Essay : SCI OLY


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4 - Above Standards
3 - Meets Standards
2 - Approaching Standards
1 - Below Standards
Score
Position Statement
The position statement provides a clear, strong statement of the author\\'s position on the topic and states why they chose that position.
The position statement provides a clear statement of the author\\'s position on the topic.
A position statement is present, but does not make the author\\'s position clear.
There is no position statement.
 
Support for Position
Includes 3 or more pieces of evidence (facts, statistics, examples, real-life experiences) that support the position statement. The writer anticipates the reader\\'s concerns, biases or arguments and has provided at least 1 counter-argument.
Includes 3 or more pieces of evidence (facts, statistics, examples, real-life experiences) that support the position statement.
Includes 2 pieces of evidence (facts, statistics, examples, real-life experiences) that support the position statement.
Includes 1 or fewer pieces of evidence (facts, statistics, examples, real-life experiences).
 
Evidence and Examples
All of the evidence and examples are specific, relevant and explanations are given that show how each piece of evidence supports the author\\'s position.
Most of the evidence and examples are specific, relevant and explanations are given that show how each piece of evidence supports the author\\'s position.
At least one of the pieces of evidence and examples is relevant and has an explanation that shows how that piece of evidence supports the author\\'s position.
Evidence and examples are NOT relevant AND/OR are not explained.
 
Closing paragraph
The conclusion is strong and leaves the reader solidly understanding the writer\\'s position. Effective restatement of the position statement begins the closing paragraph.
The conclusion is recognizable. The author\\'s position is restated within the first two sentences of the closing paragraph.
The author\\'s position is restated within the closing paragraph, but not near the beginning.
There is no conclusion - the paper just ends.
 
Sources
All sources used for quotes, statistics and facts are credible and cited.
All sources used for quotes, statistics and facts are credible and most are cited .
Most sources used for quotes, statistics and facts are credible and cited .
Many sources are suspect (not credible) AND/OR are not cited.
 


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